Install OpenWRT on Mikrotik RB2011

The RB2011 is a low cost multi port device series. It has 10 Ethernet ports: 5 Gigabit Ethernet and 5 Fast Ethernet ports. With the 600MHz AR9344 CPU, the router is only suitable for home or very-small-office where you are connecting to the Internet with PPPoE or DHCP.

In this video, I will show you how to install OpenWRT 19.07 on this Mikrotik Routerboard 2011. After that, we will have some tests to check out the device performance: WAN to LAN iperf test, OpenSpeedTest and PPPoE with VLAN speedtest. Of course software & hardware offloading tests will be conducted as well.

Due to the switch configuration bug in LuCI (for the RB2011), you won’t be able to configure VLAN with LuCI. But no worry, I will also show you how to configure VLAN tagging using the Command Line.

Resources that you will need:

Mikrotik RB20211 Firmware Download & Guide

Common Procedures for MikroTik RouterBoard

TinyPXE Application

Good luck!

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